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05/27/2013 10:59 AM

Detroit Lions' Jim Schwartz: Ziggy Ansah raw, but still 'very instinctive'

May 27, 2013 |


The crash course started at rookie minicamp earlier this month and continued with OTAs last week, and over the next 100 or so days, before they open the season against the Vikings, the Lions will try to cram as much football into first-round pick Ziggy Ansah as humanly possibly.

For now, the lessons are in the beginning stage, with Ansah still trying to master pass-rushing technique three years after he first picked up football and with only nine college starts under his belt.

“It’s all new to him,” coach Jim Schwartz said last week. “We did talk about how Ziggy was an inexperienced player, but he was very instinctive playing things like screens and reverses and some trap blocks and draws and things like that that you would think an inexperienced player would struggle on. He did well on all those things.

“But our scheme is a lot different. It helped that we had him a week at the Senior Bowl. He got introduced to some of the techniques that we play. But all our rookies, their heads are spinning right now. A lot’s being asked of them.”

And especially of Ansah.

The Lions are counting on the fifth overall pick to start at right defensive end this fall and bring a pass-rushing presence to a line breaking in two new starters.

They let Cliff Avril walk in free agency, released Kyle Vanden Bosch after the Super Bowl and showed little interest (in part because they had little cap room) on the host of big-name veterans who lingered on the secondary free-agent market this spring.

If Ansah is slow in his development, the Lions will be forced to lean on two players opposite Jason Jones who combined for zero sacks last year, Willie Young and Ronnell Lewis.

Schwartz said all of the Lions rookies had “a lot of catching up to do, and Ziggy’s the same way,” although he wouldn’t estimate how long it would take Ansah to refine his all-important technique.

“I do think that’s a constant process,” Schwartz said. “I think if you asked veteran players along our defensive line, they’d always say they’re working on their technique. But, I mean, he doesn’t have a lot of time. None of our rookies have a lot of time.

“They’re not going to move our opener back because there’s a rookie that’s trying to get up to speed. And when you’re there, you’re not graded on the curve. You’re not graded on the rookie curve or the inexperienced player (curve). The final score is the final score. So there is urgency for him to get everything, but he’s done a good job so far.”

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05/28/2013 01:52 AM

Adrian Peterson says he's 'not with' gay marriage

May 27, 2013


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says ``that's not something I believe in.''

Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage.

Peterson says he considers Kluwe a good friend. He says: ``I have relatives who are gay. I'm not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love 'em. But again, I'm not with that. That's not something I believe in. But to each his own.''

Gay marriage will become legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1.

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06/01/2013 06:25 PM

NFL Top 4: Coaching moves total bettors should know

It was another busy offseason for the NFL coaching carousel. Eight teams found a new head coach, 13 new offense coordinators joined a staff, a dozen defensive coordinators were hired, and numerous other sideline swaps occurred.

With those coaching changes come major shifts in philosophy and game plan for many NFL teams, which means bettors will need to adjust accordingly when sizing up football totals this fall. Here are four coaching changes that could impact your over/under bets:

Chip Kelly, head coach, Philadelphia Eagles (2012: 4-12 SU, 9-7 O/U)

Kelly’s high-octane offense had college kids sucking wind against the Oregon Ducks, but how will this track meet translate to the pros? Many pundits doubt Kelly’s approach, stating that opponents have much more time to prepare for the quick, dink-and-dump attack.

Kelly and his crew say they’re throwing some wrinkles into the playbook and it could resemble the New England Patriots' offense more than what went on in Eugene. Books aren’t taking any chances, posting a lofty 51-point total for the Eagles’ opener at Washington on Monday Night Football.

Monte Kiffin, defensive coordinator, Dallas Cowboys (2012: 8-8 SU, 8-8 O/U)

Some would argue that the wrong coach was fired in Dallas this offseason, pointing the blame at head coach Jason Garrett rather than former DC Rob Ryan. But someone’s head had to roll. Enter 107-year-old Monte Kiffin and his switch from the 3-4 to the 4-3 defense.

Kiffin’s Tampa-2 pedigree will stop the Cowboys from bleeding big plays and pick off a more passes after recording only seven INTs last season. But perhaps the most important thing Kiffin brings to the table is a change in attitude, something Dallas desperately needs. Big D could be big on D when it settles into its new scheme.

Adam Gase, offensive coordinator, Denver Broncos (2012: 13-3, 10-5-1 O/U)

Giving a new offensive coordinator to a QB like Peyton Manning is like giving the UPS guy a Lamborghini. And Gase is putting the pedal to the metal. The Broncos' new OC is turning up the tempo and has Denver running a faster offense in Year 2 under Manning.

The faster attack will pay extra dividends at home in the thin air of Mile High, where opponents already struggle to breathe. The Broncos were one of the better over plays last season and, even though books will pad the numbers, they should continue to top the total, especially as hosts early into the schedule.

Kevin Spencer, special teams, San Diego Chargers (2012: 7-9 SU, 10-6 O/U)

Special teams have long been a thorn in the side of the Chargers. This offseason’s house cleaning brought in former Arizona special teams coach Kevin Spencer, who has two Super Bowl appearances on his special teams resume. He has his work cut out for him in San Diego, where seven punts have been blocked over the past three seasons.

How do special teams impact my over/under bets, you ask? Football is all about field position and solid kick coverage and punt protection can trim those would-be TDs into field goals. The Bolts have been among the top half of the league in defense in recent years, but hemorrhage avoidable points. Spencer will crack the whip and give some value back to the under in San Diego.

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06/01/2013 06:27 PM

NFL Games of the Year: Line tight for Redskins-Cowboys

Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Bryan Power gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 6: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (-2)

Recent History: Dallas 15-9 SU, 10-14 ATS, Under 14-8-2

Early look at the Redskins: Robert Griffin III was all the rage in 2012, but with his health still in question for 2013, the market isn’t going to be nearly as kind to the Redskins. They came out of nowhere to win the NFC East last year, but they find themselves about even with the Cowboys and behind the Giants, according to this year’s odds. Most books have their win total at eight wins (with some 8.5’s). I don’t foresee a return trip to the playoffs in the Nation’s Capital.

Early look at the Cowboys: The familiar stench of disappointment was emanating from Big D at the end of last season after another Tony Romo Week 17 failure. But because of the talent here, and the star on the helmet, expectations will always be high for the Cowboys. Assuming the Redskins don’t repeat as NFC East Champs, that leaves the Boys or the Giants as the most likely contenders as the Eagles are still a rebuilding project. Most books have Dallas’ win total at 8.5.

Where this line will move: This is a Sunday night game and if Dallas is still less than -3, then expect the action to come in on them. However, the fact that Washington will be coming in off its bye week could limit that action.

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06/01/2013 06:28 PM

NFL Games of the Year: Early money on 49ers over Colts

Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Bryan Power gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 3: Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers (-9)

Past history: San Francisco 1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS, 2-1 Under (since ’01)

Early look at the Colts: The Colts shocked everyone last season by improving their win total a full nine games in Andrew Luck’s rookie year. Yet, at the same time a minus-30 point differential for an 11-5 football team is eye opening. They beat a lot of bad teams close and had a favorable home schedule. The whole Chuck Pagano situation was a wonderful inspirational story, but it remains to be seen just how good of a head coach he truly is. Bruce Arians is now in Arizona after winning Coach of the Year in Pagano’s absence. Everyone expects this team to take a step back in 2013, which is evident by the Colts’ win total being at 8.5 (with some 8's out there).

Early look at the 49ers: Even with the possible season-ending injury to WR Michael Crabtree, the 49ers will be at the top of the short list of Super Bowl contenders. They are favored to win a tough NFC West and despite coming in at the lowest odds to win the Super Bowl, they are currently drawing the most action. They are projected to finish with 11 or more wins depending on the book.

Where this line will move: This line has already been bet up from the opening number of -7.5, but where it moves from here will depend on how the 49ers perform in their first two games. They open the season by hosting Green Bay, then traveling to Seattle. The Seahawks game, which is on a Sunday night, will have particular impact depending on the result. There’s a good chance the Colts could be 2-0 coming in, as they open at home versus the Raiders and Dolphins. Don’t be surprised to see the action come in on the dog in this one.

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06/02/2013 10:53 AM

NFL Games of the Year: Bears-Steelers stuck on key number

Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Bryan Power gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 3: Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers (-3)

Past History: 1-1 SU, ATS, 2-0 Under (since ’01)

Early look at the Bears: For a second straight season, the Bears collapsed down the stretch. They were the only team to win 10 games and miss the playoffs last season. Many tabbed them as a dark-horse Super Bowl contender at this time last year, but that’s not the case in 2013 as most books have their win total at 8.5, which in a tough NFC would probably have them on the outside looking in.

Early look at the Steelers: The Steelers rarely have back-to-back losing seasons, so after finishing just 8-8 (also fell apart late in the season), the knee-jerk reaction is to call for improvement and a return to the playoffs. Oddsmakers are calling for a three-horse race in the AFC North with the Steelers, Bengals and Super Bowl Champion Ravens having all near identical odds to bag the division title. Pittsburgh is projected at nine wins (some 9.5’s) at most books.

Where this line will move: It’s surprising to see the Steelers only get the token three points for home-field advantage in this one. It’s probably because sharp bettors would jump all over Pittsburgh at -2.5 or Chicago at +3.5. This will be the Bears' road opener after opening against the Bengals and Vikings at home. Pittsburgh should win its opener at home versus Tennessee, but could be off a loss in Week 3 as it travels to Cincinnati the week before. Either way, it would be tough to see this game coming off the key number of three.

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06/02/2013 11:05 AM

NFL Top 4: Coaching moves total bettors should know

It was another busy offseason for the NFL coaching carousel. Eight teams found a new head coach, 13 new offense coordinators joined a staff, a dozen defensive coordinators were hired, and numerous other sideline swaps occurred.

With those coaching changes come major shifts in philosophy and game plan for many NFL teams, which means bettors will need to adjust accordingly when sizing up football totals this fall. Here are four coaching changes that could impact your over/under bets:

Chip Kelly, head coach, Philadelphia Eagles (2012: 4-12 SU, 9-7 O/U)

Kelly’s high-octane offense had college kids sucking wind against the Oregon Ducks, but how will this track meet translate to the pros? Many pundits doubt Kelly’s approach, stating that opponents have much more time to prepare for the quick, dink-and-dump attack.

Kelly and his crew say they’re throwing some wrinkles into the playbook and it could resemble the New England Patriots' offense more than what went on in Eugene. Books aren’t taking any chances, posting a lofty 51-point total for the Eagles’ opener at Washington on Monday Night Football.

Monte Kiffin, defensive coordinator, Dallas Cowboys (2012: 8-8 SU, 8-8 O/U)

Some would argue that the wrong coach was fired in Dallas this offseason, pointing the blame at head coach Jason Garrett rather than former DC Rob Ryan. But someone’s head had to roll. Enter 107-year-old Monte Kiffin and his switch from the 3-4 to the 4-3 defense.

Kiffin’s Tampa-2 pedigree will stop the Cowboys from bleeding big plays and pick off a more passes after recording only seven INTs last season. But perhaps the most important thing Kiffin brings to the table is a change in attitude, something Dallas desperately needs. Big D could be big on D when it settles into its new scheme.

Adam Gase, offensive coordinator, Denver Broncos (2012: 13-3, 10-5-1 O/U)

Giving a new offensive coordinator to a QB like Peyton Manning is like giving the UPS guy a Lamborghini. And Gase is putting the pedal to the metal. The Broncos' new OC is turning up the tempo and has Denver running a faster offense in Year 2 under Manning.

The faster attack will pay extra dividends at home in the thin air of Mile High, where opponents already struggle to breathe. The Broncos were one of the better over plays last season and, even though books will pad the numbers, they should continue to top the total, especially as hosts early into the schedule.

Kevin Spencer, special teams, San Diego Chargers (2012: 7-9 SU, 10-6 O/U)

Special teams have long been a thorn in the side of the Chargers. This offseason’s house cleaning brought in former Arizona special teams coach Kevin Spencer, who has two Super Bowl appearances on his special teams resume. He has his work cut out for him in San Diego, where seven punts have been blocked over the past three seasons.

How do special teams impact my over/under bets, you ask? Football is all about field position and solid kick coverage and punt protection can trim those would-be TDs into field goals. The Bolts have been among the top half of the league in defense in recent years, but hemorrhage avoidable points. Spencer will crack the whip and give some value back to the under in San Diego.

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06/04/2013 02:51 AM

Hall of Fame DE Deacon Jones dead at 74

June 4, 2013



David ``Deacon'' Jones, the original sackmaster, has died.


The Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said that Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California on Monday night.

``Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant,'' said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. ``His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was a cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother.''

Because sacks didn't become an official statistic until 1982, Jones' total is uncertain. His impact as a premier pass rusher and team leader is not.

Jones was the leader of the Rams' Fearsome Foursome unit from 1961-71 and then played for San Diego for two seasons before finishing his career with the Redskins in 1974. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and made the league's 75th anniversary all-time squad.

``Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career,'' said former teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood.

Jones made the Pro Bowl every year from 1964-70 and played in eight overall. He combined with fellow Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier and Lamar Lundy on a defensive line that at times was unblockable.

George Allen, who coached the Fearsome Foursome, called Jones the ``greatest defensive end of modern football.'' The Allen family had Jones present George Allen for his Hall of Fame induction in 2002.

The Rams' stats show Jones with 159 1/2 sacks for them and 173 1/2 for his career - all unofficial, of course. Jones also was one of the most durable players, missing just five games in his 14 pro seasons.

A 14th-round draft pick in 1961 out of Mississippi Valley State, which later produced Jerry Rice, Jones was the first defensive lineman with 100 solo tackles, reaching that mark in 1967.

``The thing we've got to remember being players in this era is to really respect the game `back when,' because those guys could really play,'' said Chris Long of the Rams, whose father, Howie, also is in the Hall of Fame. ``Deacon Jones is a perfect example. This whole league and everybody in this game should honor the past and the players who played in that era. Those guys paved the way for us.''

Most recently, Jones was the CEO of his own foundation, which he began in 1997. He also made several trips to visit troops on active duty in the Middle East.

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06/05/2013 02:41 AM

NFL Games of the Year: Packers slight dogs at Baltimore

NFL Week 6: Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens (-1.5)

Early look at the Packers: Green Bay has won 10 games or more in four consecutive seasons and in five of the last six seasons overall. The Packers' season win total is 10.5 at most sportsbooks, so another double-digit win season is likely. This game is one of two in which the Packers are slated to be underdogs. Green Bay went 1-2 SU and ATS as an underdog last season.

Early look at the Ravens: Baltimore is the defending Super Bowl champion so it will have a target of its back all season. The Ravens broke the bank to sign QB Joe Flacco to a long-term deal, but in doing so they lost a bunch of key contributors. Baltimore will most likely regress from last season.

Where this line will move: Green Bay will be the better team this season and since this game is in Week 6, there’s a good chance the Packers will become the favorite.

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06/06/2013 01:36 AM

AFC West Outlook

June 5, 2013


The Hall of Fame Game to open the NFL preseason is just two months away! The NFL draft and injury reports from mini-camps steal the spotlight in the summer, but the April release of 2013 schedule can be a more telling factor in how a team will fare next season. Take a look at the four teams in the AFC West this season. This division appears to be Denver's to lose, but there always seems to be a few surprises in the NFL each season.

Denver Broncos: After starting the 2012 season at 2-3, Denver rattled off 11 consecutive wins to close the regular season, tying Atlanta for the best record in the NFL. The only record that mattered was 0-1 however, as Denver was knocked out of the playoffs at home in a wild overtime game at home against the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens. Usually first-place teams are dealt a difficult schedule the following year, but Denver has the lowest 2012 win percentage for its 2013 opponents in the entire NFL. That simplified approach to determining strength of schedule has many faults, but Denver certainly resides in a division that presents a great advantage over most of the other contenders in the NFL. San Diego and Kansas City are both going through coaching changes, while the Raiders are still a young team in flux with a second-year head coach. None of those three teams has had a winning record in either of the past two seasons. Denver went 6-0 last season in its division games with an average margin of victory of 17.5 points and the Broncos will likely be heavy favorites in each matchup again, as five of those six games will be in the second half of the season.

Denver again opens with a couple of big games right off the bat, opening the NFL season by hosting Baltimore and then traveling to New York in Week 2, facing the last two Super Bowl champions in the first two weeks of the season. Things soften considerably from there with early season meetings against two more teams in transition, Philadelphia and Jacksonville, with both of those games at home. In drawing the NFC East and the AFC South teams, there is significant travel ahead for the Broncos and two huge games with Indianapolis and New England will both be on the road. The Broncos close the season with four of the final six games of the season on the road, but it seems unlikely that Denver will be stuck in a tight division race barring a serious injury issues. It might make it tough to wrap up a protected top-2 seed if the Broncos should be caught in a tight race as games late in the year on the road might be difficult, even in this division. Overall, Denver fans should be thrilled with this slate, but a lot of things still have to go right to have back-to-back 13-3 seasons.

Denver Broncos 2013 Schedule Numbers:
2013 Opponents Win Percentage in 2012: .430
Games vs. 2012 Playoff Teams: 5 (two home, three away)
Miles Traveled for 8 road/neutral games: 9,849
Back-to-Back road game sets: 2
Primetime Games: 5 (two Thursday, Two Sunday night, One Monday)

Kansas City Chiefs: It was a disastrous and tragic season for the Chiefs on and off the field last season, but with veteran coach Andy Reid taking over and still plenty of holdover talent, Kansas City will be a candidate for a significant improvement. After going just 2-14 last season, there is nowhere to go but up and the Chiefs have a schedule that will afford many opportunities to find wins. In only one of the first nine games of the season will the Chiefs face a 2012 playoff team and they will face fellow teams in coaching transitions in two of the first three weeks. Kansas City also has five of the first eight games at home, which could afford an opportunity for a promising start to the season. Kansas City incredibly went 0-12 against the AFC last season and 0-6 within this division and had a bevy of other unflattering numbers including not leading in regulation at any point in the first eight games of last season. The Chiefs also had 37 turnovers last season, a simply astounding number and with the Chiefs losing five games by 10 points or less, it was a big factor that greatly impacted the season.

Adding Alex Smith and improving the offensive line should help in that regard and the schedule will present opportunities especially early in the year. The late-season schedule is much more difficult with two games against Denver in the span of three weeks as well as both games with San Diego late in the year. The Chiefs also must face Washington and Indianapolis in December, so Kansas City will likely need to get its wins early in the year to make a big leap in the standings. Ultimately the results for the Chiefs will depend on improving within the division and being able to get wins against Oakland and San Diego after going 0-4 in those games last season. With a reasonable slate, it is hard not to imaging the Chiefs showing an improved record this season, but a potential promising start could likely fade late in the year.

Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Schedule Numbers:
2013 Opponents Win Percentage in 2012: .473
Games vs. 2012 Playoff Teams: 5 (three home, two away)
Miles Traveled for 8 road/neutral games: 8,977
Back-to-Back road game sets: 1
Primetime Games: 1 (one Thursday)

Oakland Raiders: Oakland has significant travel ahead with two trips across the country to New York as well as trips to the Midwest. The Raiders will also face two sets of back-to-back road games with long travel in the span of five weeks. Oakland will only face five games against 2012 playoff teams all season and only three of those games are out of the division. Being the third-place team from this division last season features the disadvantage of playing the Steelers and Jets, perhaps a less favorable duo than second-place San Diego will face and the long travel particularly in the second half of the season could take a toll on this squad.

Oakland opens up with very tough games early in the season with 2012 playoff teams in three of the first four weeks of the season, although with home games with Jacksonville and San Diego as well as a trip to Kansas City in the first six weeks of the season, it would not be a shock to see the Raiders at 3-3 entering an early Week 7 bye week. If the Raiders do not have that kind of a start, it could be another rough season as the schedule is challenging in the middle before closing with five of the final six games of the season against teams that did not make the playoffs last season. The home meeting with Denver in Week 17 could also be an opportunity for a win as the Broncos have a good chance to be locked into a playoff spot and potentially resting players at that point in the season. Oakland won just four games last season, but this was an 8-8 team in both 2010 and 2011 and getting back into that range might be a possibility especially with two teams in this division going through a coaching transition, leaving the Raiders as one of the more stable teams in the group, though that may not last.

Oakland Raiders 2013 Schedule Numbers:
2013 Opponents Win Percentage in 2012: .469
Games vs. 2012 Playoff Teams: 5 (three away, two home)
Miles Traveled for 8 road/neutral games: 15,298
Back-to-Back road game sets: 2
Primetime Games: 2 (one Thursday, one Monday)

San Diego Chargers: After several years in a row of seemingly underachieving, the Chargers finally pulled the plug on the Norv Turner era. San Diego will go through a major transition this season, but in this division, the opportunity may be there to avoid a big step back. San Diego was even in point differential last season despite finishing just 7-9 and the Chargers had very good defensive numbers last season. Five of the nine losses came by seven points or less and the Chargers played two close games with division champion Denver despite losing both of those games. The Chargers went just 3-5 at home last season so that is a big area of concern and an easy way to find improvement, through San Diego will have a challenging home slate this season featuring four 2012 playoff teams plus the Cowboys and Giants. That does mean that San Diego will also have a very weak road schedule and the Chargers will get to play six of the first seven road games of the season against teams that had losing records last season before a Thursday night road finale late in the season at Denver.

San Diego does play two sets of back-to-back road games and those games could be made trickier by the first leg being in the east coast in both instances, making for taxing travel. San Diego will open the season Monday night at home against Houston and then face a short week with a long trip to Philadelphia so a slow start would not be a surprise for this team, even if the schedule grades out favorably on paper. San Diego will have the potential to close the year strong with four of the final five games of the season at home although several teams will be thrilled to visit San Diego in December to escape cold conditions at home. San Diego has not been that far from being a playoff caliber team in recent seasons, but the big changes coupled with a schedule that starts out tougher than it finishes could spell more disappointment in Southern California.

San Diego Chargers 2013 Schedule Numbers:
2013 Opponents Win Percentage in 2012: .457
Games vs. 2012 Playoff Teams: 6 (four home, two away)
Miles Traveled for 8 road/neutral games: 8,477
Back-to-Back road game sets: 2
Primetime Games: 3 (one Thursday, two Monday)

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